Cowell Adds Cole to the Mix

» “I KNEW SIMON COWELL would move mountains and walk through fire to get Cheryl [Cole] the job as judge on the show. Something is definitely going on there because Simon has turned into a big old idiot. … All I can do is shake my head ….I just hope the American public see through the big hair, makeup and fake ‘sweetness.'” isn’t sure how the U.K. pop star will go over as a judge on Cowell’s new show, ‘X-Factor.’

» “BEING CALLED AS COOL as Boston is actually a pretty serious insult. It’s a saying I use often. ‘Nice, I got a parking ticket. That’s as cool as Boston.”
— A commenter at reacts to a Washington Post story in which “a demographer with the Brookings Institution said the District is following the same [demographic growth] pattern seen in Boston and other places considered to be ‘cool cities.'”

» “THE WINNTKA HOME MADE FAMOUS by the first two ‘Home Alone’ films has been put on the market at $2.4 million. … Not surprisingly, walkthroughs will be by appointment only. Sorry, fans — no open houses.” relays news that devotees to the movie franchise starring Macaulay Caulkin will not be able to roam freely around the house that served as the exterior for the home in the 1990 film.

» “MAYBE THEY’LL BE HAPPY with their sirens, their horns, their red-clad crowd, their rock star atmosphere, and their playoff failures. Maybe Ted Leonsis constantly talks about how the team is going to win the cup so that he’ll sell tickets without actually having to win the cup. We have no idea.” wonders if the Capitals will begin to take their NHL postseason failures seriously after another early exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.
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